Brickbat: Well, He Has Been Sentenced to Death


A Pakistani policeman shot and wounded a man who was sentenced to death earlier this year for blasphemy. Muhammad Asghar, a British national who reportedly suffers from schizophrenia, was convicted for allegedly writing letters claiming to be a prophet.

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  1. It amazes me,in 2014,how backward so many countries are.Seems to be mostly in the middle east ,Africa and parts of Asia.

    1. Have you seen how backwards Europe is? Or much of the United States?

      Seriously, human nature isn’t erased by the introduction of steam and silicon.

      1. Yes, Britains are beheading soldiers in the streets with machetes, for example, because of human nature.

        1. They’re doing even worse things out of fear.

          1. Worse than beheading people in the streets with machetes?

        2. I meant Britons. May the Lady of the Lake forgive me.

          1. who cares what that watery bit thinks?

            1. Well, she named me King of Mercia, so I want to increase the number of people who care…

              1. DENNIS: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

                ARTHUR: Be quiet!

                DENNIS: Well, but you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

                ARTHUR: Shut up!

                DENNIS: I mean, if I went ’round saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away! ARTHUR: Shut up, will you? Shut up!

                DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.

                ARTHUR: Shut up!

                DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

          2. It might not be fair to call them Britons. Pakistanis living in Britain, by and large, are Pakistanis living in Britain. To say otherwise is to conflate Britons with the irreconcilable culture of Pakistani’s. Which is insulting.

      2. Thew still burning witches at the stake in Europe?

        1. they,crap,and some of these countries outlaw BEER!I doubt most here would last long in those places

          1. You do know that there are dry counties and towns in the US right?

            1. +1 Climate Change?

              1. Haha nice

            2. yes,but you can still drive to the net wet area and you can still drink in your home,Don’t think they jail beat and or kill you for having a brew.Weak example

              1. Actually, since the wet county/dry county pattern increases drunk driving (the people from the dry counties heading home), and thus run-ins with cops, they do beat and kill you for having a brew.

      3. Have you seen how backwards Europe is? Or much of the United States?

        You’ve got to be joking? Of all the places on Earth where you’ll find the least amount of backwardsness, is North America and Europe. They aren’t systematically burning witches, executing blasphemers or murdering rape victims. In fact, they’re more likely to quibble over the minutia of daily life rather than shooting little girls in the head for the crime of receiving a shitty education.

  2. Two prominent politicians who suggested reforming the law have been killed, one by his own bodyguard. Another politician who discussed reforming the law on television is now facing blasphemy charges.

    All I said was “this piece of halibut is good enough for Jehovah”

    1. *flings rock and packet of gravel*

  3. Blah blah blah religion of peace blah blah blah.


  4. Brickbats from the Islamic world? That’s what we’re reduced to?

    1. Naw, the reason writers got their story assignments mixed up. Later on we’ll see a long article about some school’s zero tolerence screed for someond brandishing a safety pin.

      1. Remy will do a song about what millennial think about food deserts, and Linnekin will interview some folks on how they raise free range children to grow up and write snarky crossover articles at The Daily Beast.

    2. Brickbats from the Islamic world? That’s what we’re reduced to?

      Bricks AND bats IN the Islamic world, perhaps?

      1. There is no political solution
        To our troubled evolution
        Have no faith in Constitution
        There is no bloody revolution

        We are brickbats in the Islamic world
        Are brickbats in the Islamic world
        Are brickbats in the Islamic world
        Are brickbats in the Islamic world

        1. +1 Ghost in the machine

  5. Don’t cops here in North American shoot people with mental illness down too?

    Mental illness awareness is hard enough here imagine over there.

  6. You know who else thought he was a prophet? And even wrote letters and books saying he was one?

    1. L-Ron, Maxwell Lord’s robot Valet?

      Or was that L Ron, son of Mother Hubbard?

      1. *Old* Mother Hubbard?

    2. L. Ron Hubbard?

    3. The authors of the Declaration of Independents?

      1. Now THAT might get you beaten to death in the US.

    4. Obama?

  7. Just imagine the fun when we can no longer afford to prop up Pakistan’s failed in all but name government!

    1. We can send Ben Affleck over to advise them.

    2. “Fiddle-dee-dee-BOOM!”

  8. Paul Atreides?

    1. whoops,wrong comment

    2. +1 Gom Jabbar

  9. Thinking about opening a gay bar in Lahore – BIN FELCHIN’- Any backers? It’s a stone’s throw away from an angry mob.

    1. “Entrance in rear”

      1. And no closets

    2. Many Pakistanis have…‘other’ tastes.

      For now, boys like Naeem continue to fall victim to predatory paedophiles like serial rapist Ijaz, a man who claims to want a ‘good woman’ for a wife one day and children of his own.

      ‘I’m going to look for a good wife who’s read the Quran and prays,’ he says. ‘A good, respectable woman. Religion is very important because I’m Muslim.’

      That, however, hasn’t stopped him from attacking boys. ‘What can we do?,’ he whines. ‘We know it’s totally against Islam. God doesn’t like it. But we’re helpless against our desire.’

      If you wanted a glimpse into the confused and pathetic psyche of the lumpenproletariat of the Islamic world who haven flocked to Syria and Iraq in order to sublimate themselves into something “greater”, well, there you have it. Remember, for Ijaz, any many like him, that is how profound their moral sickness, how black the sin that they attempt to wash away by spilling your blood as they ‘martyr’ themselves.

      1. It’s a broken culture. I don’t see how they can reform themselves.

      2. Ijiz, you Ujiz, we all jiz for Ijaz.

  10. Blasphemy charges, punishable by death in Muslim-majority Pakistan, are hard to fight because the law does not define what is blasphemous. Presenting the evidence can sometimes itself be considered a fresh infringement.

    I know blasphemy when I see it, and it’s blasphemy all the way down!

    1. Well, it started off boring and slow, with Not Sure trying to bullshit everyone with a bunch of smart talk: ‘”Blah blah blah. You gotta believe me!”‘ That part of the trial sucked! But then the Chief J. just went off. He said, ‘”Man, whatever! The guy’s guilty as shit! We all know that.”‘

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